Meghan in Trooping the Color in the first real engagement since she gave birth

Meghan in Trooping the Color in the first real engagement since she gave birth

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, of London, was making her first appearance in public engagement on Saturday since the birth of her son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, in the traditional Trooping the Color, a celebration of the official birthday of the Queen.

She left Buckingham Palace in a horse-drawn carriage, sitting next to her husband Prince Harry, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall.
Wearing a blue hat, the Duchess of Sussex greeted thousands of people who had gathered along the Mall in London to see the show, which involved more than 200 horses, 400 musicians, and 1,400 officers.

The monarch is technically the head of Britain's armed forces and would traditionally lead an army to war. The parade, which gives the Queen the opportunity to check her army, moves from Buckingham Palace through the Mall to the Horse Guards Parade, with members of the royal family traveling by horse or carriage.

Meghan and Prince Harry are headed in a horse-drawn carriage to the Horseguard Parade before Trooping the Color.
When the queen was younger, she rode on horseback to greet the public. But in recent years, he travels on horseback and opens a carriage.
This year, the Queen was resplendent when she traveled from Buckingham Palace to the Horse Guard Parade in a state-owned carriage.

She was followed by Charles, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of York, the Duke of Cambridge, and his daughter, the royal princess, who were on horseback.
The Queen proceeded to inspect the troops in the Horse Guards Parade before returning to Buckingham Palace at the head of their Guards. Once in the palace, the entire royal family gathered on the balcony to watch the colorful RAF parade.
Prince Louis was seen waving to the crowd during the passage of the flight while participating in his first real engagement.

The event was also marked by a salute of 41 cannons in Green Park by the Horse Artillery.
The Queen's true birthday is April 21, but official celebrations always take place in June and often throughout the weekend. The oldest monarch of the nation turned 93 in April.

According to the Royal Family website, the Color Troop has traditionally marked the official birthday of the British Sovereign for more than 260 years.

A family affair

Although the Duchess is still on maternity leave, a royal source told CNN that this is a family moment, attended by many members of the royal family.
According to the palace source, this is a separate matter from the Duchess's official duties to participate in an official state visit.

Similarly, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, also attended a previous Trooping the Color during her maternity leave but did not perform any official duties.
The Duchess and her husband welcomed baby Archie to the world last month.

The Duchess shared a picture of baby Archie on the couple's Instagram account on their first Mother's Day last month.